Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physiotherapist Assistant Program

Program Title – Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physiotherapist Assistant


Program Codes
H158 – Timmins Campus – Closed

Program Description
Occupational therapy assistants (OTA) and physiotherapy assistants (PTA) work under the supervision of a registered occupational therapist or physiotherapist assisting them with treatment plans for individuals who have conditions that are physically or developmentally disabling. Assistants prepare materials and equipment used during treatment and may perform clerical or administrative duties as assigned.

In this two-year program you will learn to assist with the implementation of rehabilitation treatment plans and programs developed to promote clients’ independence, enhance activities of daily life and function, and support individuals whose physical ability has been impaired by injury, illness, aging, developmental disability or emotional disability. Areas of focus include restoring and maximizing physical and occupational performance, ultimately enabling clients to effectively utilize their abilities in movement.

Graduates can most commonly find employment in hospitals and health-care facilities as well as:

  • Community development
  • Extended care facilities
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Independent practice
  • Offices of health-care practitioners
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Research
  • Schools
  • Social services agencies
  • Sports organizations

Contact Information
campbells@northern.on.ca